Following the Opponent Around

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    Keywords: Proverb

Following the opponent around implies a style of play, of being content to finish each local fight in gote - so that the opponent has considerable choice of where to play and when to fix up weak points.

It is not a matter of chance whether a sequence ends in sente or gote. There has always to be a good reason for ending in gote. Imagining that your opponent has some threat you haven't yet figured out isn't a good enough reason.

If you always play for the maximum in each position, though, the same thing can happen for the opposite reason - you are stretching too far. It is much better not to be over-ambitious. As the proverb says: beware of going back to patch up.

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Following the Opponent Around last edited by Dieter on July 31, 2014 - 12:06
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